Terry Phillips, Kevin Weaver & Tommy Gegg take Tri-City Speedway Victories!

PONTOON BEACH , IL – Aug. 22, 2007 – Terry Phillips continued his red-hot month of August, winning Wednesday night’s 40-lap MARS DIRTcar Series/UMP DIRTcar Racing Late Model Shootout at Tri-City Speedway.

The $5,000 triumph was Phillips’s second consecutive on the MARS tour after he went winless in the first 11 events of the 2007 season. He broke through for his initial victory on Aug. 11 at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland , Mo.

Phillips, 41, of Springfield , Mo. , was the evening’s dominant force. He blasted into the lead from the outside pole when the A-Main began and never looked back, leading every lap around the three-eighths-mile oval.

Will Vaught of Crane, Mo. , who started fourth, made a late run at the top prize, but Phillips calmly stuck to the inside groove and beat the up-and-coming 20-year-old to the finish line.

Vaught, who earned 2006 MARS Rookie of the Year honors, settled for second place. The run elevated the young driver to the MARS points lead for the first time in his career – by three points over four-time tour champion Bill Frye of Greenbrier, Ark., who advanced from the 14th starting spot to finish third, and 15 points over three-time champion Phillips.

Two-time UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals champion Shannon Babb of Moweaqua , Ill. , finished fourth and 2006 UMP Late Model national champ Randy Korte of Highland , Ill. , placed fifth.

Current UMP Late Model national points leader Wes Steidinger of Fairbury , Ill. , finished sixth.

Phillips’s win came behind the wheel of an Andy’s Frozen Custard-sponsored GRT car that he debuted two weeks earlier at Lucas Oil Speedway. He also nearly drove the car to a $46,000 victory on Aug. 18 in the ‘Topless 100’ at Batesville Speedway in Locust Grove , Ark. ; he lost the lead with only three laps to go due to a flat tire.

Phillips also reached a milestone on the MARS tour Wednesday night, recording his alltime series-leading 60th career win.

Springfield , Mo. ’s Jeremy Payne, who drives a car from Phillips’s stable, entered the event ranked fourth in the MARS points standings, but he fell to fifth after his involvement in an accident left him with an 18th-place finish.

Thirty-six dirt Late Models were signed in for the event.

Heat winners were Billy Moyer of Batesville , Ark. , Vaught, Jack Sullivan of Greenbrier, Ark. , and Phillips, and Mark Faust of Brees , Ill. , and Michael Kloos of Trenton , Ill. , captured the B-Mains.

Moyer discovered terminal mechanical trouble in his machine after winning the first heat, forcing him to only take the A-Main green flag in his backup machine.

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Results-- Tri-City Speedway, Pontoon Beach, IL
8/22/2007

Modifieds : A-Main 01--43 Cars
1 b12 KEVIN WEAVER
2 48 BOB MARTINTONI (*M)
3 3L JEFF LEKA
4 0x STEVE PICOU
5 89 BOBBY BITTLE
6 5 ROBBIE EILERS
7 4j SCOTT WEBER
8 21S DENNY SCHWARTZ
9 55 MARTY SMITH JR (*M)
10 22s CHAD KINDER
11 59 CHAD EVANS
12 11x KYLE BYERLINE (*M)
13 7kr KENT ROBINSON
14 41G MATT GOULDEN
15 1a STEVE MEYER JR (*M)
16 1w RAY WALSH (*M)
17 17V MICHAEL VANDERIET JR.
18 68 JEFF DRAFFIN
19 43a EVERETT BRADHAM
20 155 CHRIS SMITH
21 24 MIKE HARRISON (*M)
22 22m MATT MEVERT
23 t0 TIM HANCOCK (*M)

Modifieds : B-Main 01
1 t0 TIM HANCOCK (*M)
2 42 STEVE LACH (*M)
3 55 MARTY SMITH JR (*M)
4 0 JEFF ELY
5 22c BRANDON LENNOX
6 87s TONY PATTERSON
7 17X MATT VERBECK
8 1 ANTHONY LACH (*M)
9 8X JAMES REED DNS
10 16 MARTY KOPP DNS
11 13 AARON KLEINE DNS
12 25 BRETT KORVES DNS

Modifieds : B-Main 02
1 41G MATT GOULDEN
2 40 BOBBY REGOT III
3 41X GARY COOK
4 11k KELLY DEVALL (*M)
5 128b ERIC BRUCE
6 6m TERRY MCCLINTOCK
7 94 ED LENHARDT
8 7C TOMMIE SEETS JR DNS
9 00jr DAVE MEYERS DNS
10 1E WADE EHRHARDT DNS
11 10f TODD FERBER DNS

Modifieds : Heat 01
1 4j SCOTT WEBER
2 48 BOB MARTINTONI (*M)
3 155 CHRIS SMITH
4 7kr KENT ROBINSON
5 8X JAMES REED
6 40 BOBBY REGOT III
7 16 MARTY KOPP
8 00jr DAVE MEYERS
9 25 BRETT KORVES

Modifieds : Heat 02
1 5 ROBBIE EILERS
2 24 MIKE HARRISON (*M)
3 21S DENNY SCHWARTZ
4 1w RAY WALSH (*M)
5 41G MATT GOULDEN
6 17X MATT VERBECK
7 94 ED LENHARDT
8 13 AARON KLEINE
9 128b ERIC BRUCE

Modifieds : Heat 03
1 22m MATT MEVERT
2 3L JEFF LEKA
3 22s CHAD KINDER
4 59 CHAD EVANS
5 55 MARTY SMITH JR (*M)
6 7C TOMMIE SEETS JR
7 0 JEFF ELY
8 1E WADE EHRHARDT
9 1 ANTHONY LACH (*M)

Modifieds : Heat 04
1 b12 KEVIN WEAVER
2 89 BOBBY BITTLE
3 43a EVERETT BRADHAM
4 17V MICHAEL VANDERIET JR.
5 11k KELLY DEVALL (*M)
6 t0 TIM HANCOCK (*M)
7 41X GARY COOK
8 87s TONY PATTERSON

Modifieds : Heat 05
1 0x STEVE PICOU
2 11x KYLE BYERLINE (*M)
3 1a STEVE MEYER JR (*M)
4 68 JEFF DRAFFIN
5 42 STEVE LACH (*M)
6 6m TERRY MCCLINTOCK
7 22c BRANDON LENNOX
8 10f TODD FERBER

Modifieds : Qualifying Dash 01
1 b12 KEVIN WEAVER
2 22m MATT MEVERT
3 0x STEVE PICOU
4 4j SCOTT WEBER
5 5 ROBBIE EILERS

Street Stocks : A-Main 01--18 Cars
1 22g TOMMY GEGG (*S)
2 63g RICHIE GABRIEL (*S)
3 W1LD RICKY HUEBNER (*S)
4 69 SAM KIZER (*S)
5 69b ROBBY BENSON
6 31 DAVID PARKER (S)
7 21 ANDY BEAVERS (*S)
8 5j JOSH JACKSON (*S)
9 43 JERRY HARRIS (*S)
10 48x MICHAEL JEFFRIES
11 74 ERIC RENSING (*S)
12 4 GREG SCHUMACHER(*S)
13 15r MICHAEL RIPPERDA
14 87 JASON ZOBRIST
15 30 KASEY GOVERO (*S)
16 27 GENE CRAIN (*S)
17 4s TERRY SPALDING
18 17b JIM BELL

Street Stocks : Heat 01
1 22g TOMMY GEGG (*S)
2 31 DAVID PARKER (S)
3 17b JIM BELL
4 87 JASON ZOBRIST
5 27 GENE CRAIN (*S)
6 4 GREG SCHUMACHER(*S)
7 74 ERIC RENSING (*S)
8 48x MICHAEL JEFFRIES
9 4s TERRY SPALDING

Street Stocks : Heat 02
1 69b ROBBY BENSON
2 63g RICHIE GABRIEL (*S)
3 W1LD RICKY HUEBNER (*S)
4 69 SAM KIZER (*S)
5 43 JERRY HARRIS (*S)
6 5j JOSH JACKSON (*S)
7 21 ANDY BEAVERS (*S)
8 15r MICHAEL RIPPERDA
9 30 KASEY GOVERO (*S)

M.A.R.S. - U.M.P. Late Models : A-Main 01--34 Cars
1 75 TERRY PHILLIPS (2)
2 1V WILL VAUGHT (4)
3 66 BILL FRYE (14)
4 18 SHANNON BABB (5)
5 00k RANDY KORTE (1)
6 j1 WES STEIDINGER (11)
7 27 RODNEY MELVIN (10)
8 71 DON O'NEAL (16)
9 28 DENNIS ERB (20)
10 18s JACK SULLIVAN (6)
11 81c KEVIN COLE (3)
12 33 TIM MANVILLE (9)
13 92b BILLY FAUST (*L) (7)
14 42 BRANDON MCCORMICK (19) (MARS PROVISIONAL)
15 16H MIKE HAMMERLE (21) (UMP PROVISIONAL)
16 5s STEVE SHEPPARD JR (12)
17 77b CLAY BAUMANN (8)
18 74 JEREMY PAYNE (13)
19 6k MICHAEL KLOOS (*L) (18)
20 14JR PEYTON TAYLOR (17)
21 92m MARK FAUST (*L) (15)
22 25f JASON FEGER (22) (UMP PROVISIONAL)
23 14m REID MILLARD (*L) (24) (MARS PROVISIONAL)
24 21 BILLY MOYER (23) (Started at rear of field after changing cars after heat race)

M.A.R.S. Late Models : B-Main 01
1 92m MARK FAUST (*L)
2 14JR PEYTON TAYLOR
3 25f JASON FEGER
4 30 MARK VOIGT (*L)
5 78 CHAD ZOBRIST
6 42 BRANDON MCCORMICK
7 38L RYAN LITTLE
8 14m REID MILLARD (*L)
9 50 ED DIXON DNS

M.A.R.S. Late Models : B-Main 02
1 6k MICHAEL KLOOS (*L)
2 28 DENNIS ERB
3 11z BRYAN COLLINS (*L)
4 16H MIKE HAMMERLE
5 13 DEWAYNE KIEFER
6 112 TIM RATAJCZYK (*L)
7 16G RUSTY GRIFFAW (*L)
8 8 KYLE STEFFENS (*L)
9 77 JASON MCBRIDE DNS

M.A.R.S. Late Models : Heat 01
1 21 BILLY MOYER
2 18 SHANNON BABB
3 j1 WES STEIDINGER
4 74 JEREMY PAYNE
5 92m MARK FAUST (*L)
6 25f JASON FEGER
7 78 CHAD ZOBRIST
8 14JR PEYTON TAYLOR
9 38L RYAN LITTLE

M.A.R.S. Late Models : Heat 02
1 1V WILL VAUGHT
2 00k RANDY KORTE
3 27 RODNEY MELVIN
4 71 DON O'NEAL
5 6k MICHAEL KLOOS (*L)
6 11z BRYAN COLLINS (*L)
7 28 DENNIS ERB
8 8 KYLE STEFFENS (*L)
9 112 TIM RATAJCZYK (*L)

M.A.R.S. Late Models : Heat 03
1 18s JACK SULLIVAN
2 81c KEVIN COLE
3 77b CLAY BAUMANN #
4 33 TIM MANVILLE
5 30 MARK VOIGT (*L)
6 14m REID MILLARD (*L)
7 42 BRANDON MCCORMICK
8 50 ED DIXON

M.A.R.S. Late Models : Heat 04
1 75 TERRY PHILLIPS
2 92b BILLY FAUST (*L)
3 66 BILL FRYE
4 5s STEVE SHEPPARD JR
5 16H MIKE HAMMERLE
6 13 DEWAYNE KIEFER
7 77 JASON MCBRIDE
8 16G RUSTY GRIFFAW (*L)

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